Thursday, February 28, 2008

Prized Possessions

Whatsinaname tagged me to write about my prized possessions. Some of my prized possessions are with my mom, but prized they are so they will figure in this list.

To start with, my mom has preserved the tiny finger ring I wore on my naming ceremony ( very long back I assure you). Another prized possession with her are the photographs of both sets of grandparents (then newly married) taken in the 1940's. The prizes I won in my school days comprising of games, steel plates and certificates are still intact, the earliest one being two books I received in KG. I have my late grandpa's bedsheet and pillow cover and a cassette containing his voice to remind me that he is always beside me. I have even preserved the envelopes (yes!) in which I got cash money as prizes in school for topping in 10th std. And the letters written to me by my grandparents and uncles and aunts complimenting me for the prizes I got. I also have some letters written by my grandpa to me when I was abroad. A special mention for the postcard written to me by my grandfather-in-law when I was travelling. Our school had the practice of intimating the first rank holder in advance by post, I have those postcards too. Among the recent possessions are the showpieces and stuffed toys gifted by office colleagues when I quit. That's all I can think of now..

Monday, February 25, 2008

All for a Five Minute Visit

There is a marriage hall located down the street. Two days back, the street was bedecked in tons of flags of a political party with huge cutouts and posters stuck all over. From the posters I could make out that a particular party member's kin was getting married in the marriage hall down the street and some big shots from the party were slated to come down, hence the roads were decorated to welcome them. Yesterday evening lots of fire crackers were burst ( I guess 5000 and 10000 waalas) and a live band was playing on the road. Today there was a traffic jam in all nearby streets due to the presence of VIP guests ( who I bet would have been present for not more than 10 minutes) at the wedding.

Just for a 10 minute VIP visit, why is the common man put to hardships since two days? The streets have big holes which were dug to thrust in party flags. Huge banners and thorans of the party flags are all lying now on the road after the function. What a sheer waste of stationery and money. Will the VIP not attend the wedding if the cutouts/banners are not present?? So this is where the taxpayers' money goes. If this money could have been spent in feeding the poor, the newly weds and the VIP's would have earned the good wishes of the poor people atleast .....

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Out of Turn

A long queue of people were waiting at the lab in a hospital to get their blood tests done. The attendant was doing a pretty job in calling people one by one and managing the show. Suddenly, a middle-aged guy (Indian origin) started screaming at the attendant saying " I am waiting since the past 30 minutes and yet my turn has not come. Just give me back my requisition, I am going to complain to the top boss here about you." The attendant replied " Sir, please wait for some more time, I will call you when your turn comes." The guy was not at all willing to listen and instead screamed " I have come from London, get my tests done now else I will complain". The attendant finally had no other go than to get the test done for that guy as he feared that the big boss would shout at him (for no fault of his) once the patient complained to the boss. Many a time,some people try to break the queue by falsely saying such things.

My point is why has the guy to use the bribe (word) called London here especially when it is not at all needed. Don't people in London follow the queue? I personally have seen 100s of patients both young and aged waiting in the NHS (National Health Service) for hours to get their blood tests done. So why compare the facilities? And that too, when more and more Medical tourists are coming to India to get faster treatment for their ailments rather than waiting for months for their turn in the NHS. Also, if he feels that he has no time to wait in the queue, he better go back to where he came from and get the blood test done there the moment he arrives ( even if there is a queue before him!).. what say?

Thursday, February 14, 2008

TOI comes to town (Finally)

Yipeee, finally TOI (The Times of India) is coming to town. Something many loyal readers (me first) were waiting for.... The moment I heard that TOI is going to be launched w.e.f April 1st, I have signed up for a yearly subscription.. So, local newspapers- be prepared to see a decline in ur readership cause TOI is all set to grab ur share!!!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Another Tag

Lavs and AA_Mom have tagged me to do this..

"Post 5 links to 5 of your previously written posts. The posts have to relate to the 5 key words given : family, friend, yourself, your love, anything you like. Tag 5 other friends to do this meme. Try to tag at least 2 new acquaintances (if not, your current blog buddies will do) so that you get to know them each a little bit better."

Family: Has to be this one

Friends: This one should suffice

Myself : Surely this one

My Love: I know this does not fit the bill but please make do with this

Anything else I Like: Hmm, how about this

Coming to the tag, I request Itchy, Trishna and Pixie and my new blogger friends k3mom and Mira's mom to continue the chain.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Food Blogs

After visiting all food blogs and seeing mouth watering pictures of food, I want to eat that food ASAP. Since I am lazy to try out the recipe myself, could the food bloggers please arrange to courier the foodstuffs to me? My current farmaish {request cum order} (as of now) is for Vada Pav, Fruit Salad, Dabeli, Any Chaat items, Petha (from Agra), Paneer Pakodas and Gobi Manchurian. If non-food bloggers reading this blog (and pitying me) feel like couriering food to me, please do so without thinking.... You will surely get the punya of feeding a hungry (Lazy) soul!!

Friday, February 1, 2008

Move Ahead..

When people talk behind your back, what does it mean??

Simple! It means that you are two steps ahead of them!!

So, Keep moving ahead in Life!!